George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Colonial Virginia. Strong, brave, eager for combat, and a natural leader, he quickly became a senior officer during the early years of the French and Indian War. Years later, Washington's experience, military bearing, and leadership skills made him an obvious choice for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Washington forced the British out of Boston in 1776, but was defeated and nearly captured later that year when the British captured New York City. Early on Christmas morning in 1776, Washington's forces crossed the Delaware River and won two key battles at Trenton and Princeton, retaking New Jersey and restoring momentum to the Patriot cause. Negotiating with Congress, governors, and French allies, he held together with a tenuous army and a fragile nation amid the threats of disintegration and invasion. Washington delivered the final blow in 1781 after a French naval victory allowed American and French forces to trap a British army at Yorktown, Virginia.
With the surrender of British Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis, the British government was finally prompted to negotiate an end to the conflict. After American independence was secured by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Washington resigned rather than seize power, and returned to his plantation at Mount Vernon, proving his opposition to dictatorship and his commitment to the emerging American political ideology of republicanism.
Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 and was unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College in 1789. Aware that everything he did set a precedent for future Presidents to follow, Washington reluctantly accepted a salary (so that the office of President would not be limited only to the wealthy), chose the title "Mr. President" over more majestic names, and retired after his second term. In December 1799, Washington fell ill after spending several hours inspecting his farms on horseback in snow and freezing rain. He would die several days later on December 14, 1799.
Bailey Silver & Ivory Hilted Cuttoe
Washington's most iconic blade, the Bailey Silver Sword was made in Fishkill, New York by John Bailey. The sword notably has a silver mounted cross guard and pommel as well as a green ivory grip. The sword is also slightly curved and carries a grooved steel blade.
- Curved Blade
- 31 inches in length
Charleville Model 1766
Designed to be a lighter and more reliable version of the Model 1763, the Charleville Model 1766 and it's older brother were used in the American Revolution alongside the Brown Bess. While not as up to date as the Charleville Model 1777, it was still an effective rifle for American forces during the Revolutionary War.
- .69 cal
- Effective range of 50-100 yards
Kentucky Long Rifle
The Kentucky Long Rifle was one of the earliest rifled firearms in history, that was used primarily by American Militiamen. Originally a hunting rifle used in the frontier, it was turned into a military sniper rifle by the American forces during the Revolution.
- .48 cal
- Effective range of 100-200 yards.
Andrew Jackson was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia in 1801, with the rank of colonel. He was later elected major general of the Tennessee militia in 1802, where he served in the Creek War.
Jackson defeated the Red Sticks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. US forces and their allies killed 800 Red Stick warriors in this battle, but Jackson spared the chief Red Eagle, a mixed-race man also known as William Weatherford. Sam Houston and David Crockett served under Jackson in this campaign. After the victory, Jackson imposed the Treaty of Fort Jackson upon both the Upper Creek enemies and the Lower Creek allies, wresting twenty million acres in what is now Georgia and Alabama. Jackson was appointed Major General after this action.
Jackson's service in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom was conspicuous for bravery and success. When British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses, including militia from several western states and territories. He was a strict officer but was popular with his troops. They said he was "tough as old hickory" wood on the battlefield, and he acquired the nickname of "Old Hickory".
Model 1812 Officer's Sword
Carried by Jackson during the War of 1812, he would also use it as a dueling weapon against his opponents as well as use his walking cane to conceal the blade. It notably has an American Eagle-Head-Pommel and is single-edged.
- Varies from 33-37 inches in length
Model 1795 Musket
The Model 1795 was an American musket that was heavily based on the Charleville Model 1763/66 and was used during the War of 1812 by the United States. The musket would prove to be more effective than the Brown Bess, having shown better performance during the war due to it's slightly longer range and better accuracy than the Brown Bess.
- .69 cal
- Said to have a range of 100-200 yards, most effective at 50-75 yards.
Harpers Ferry Model 1803
The Harpers Ferry Model 1803 was the first ever standard rifle made by an American armory. The rifle was used throughout the War of 1812, Mexican-American War and US Civil War.
- .54 cal
- Effective range of 200 yards.
Washington quickly rose through the ranks and eventually became a senior officer during the early years of the French and Indian War and was chosen as Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army without much competition. While he did end up losing many of his battles, Washington's officer training would shine in the later years of the Revolutionary War, most notable during the Siege of Yorktown at the end of the war.
Washington was a veteran of the French and Indian War and also took part in many of the battles of the American Revolutionary War, at times his life at risk. Washington also won the Battle of Princeton and Sieges of Boston and Yorktown.
Washington himself personally took minutemen and militiamen and had them trained at Valley Forge despite the weather there, molding them into the Continental Army. Washington would also lead his troops valiantly in many of his battles, even to victory in the later stages of the war.
At the young age of 15, Jackson served in the American Revolution, then after the war he would serve as a frontiersman and later the Creek War and War of 1812. He would not be defeated in a single battle and knew when to strike at his enemies. He most notably won the Battle of New Orleans against a larger number of British troops, while taking minimal casualties.
Andrew Jackson took part in roughly 103 duels in his lifetime and while many of them did not end in death, dueling pistols were still used. He also led a very successful military career and served in roughly 3 wars throughout his life.
Jackson was given the nickname "Old Hickory" by his troops and was very popular among them and led them many times to victory. His troops would say he was as tough as old hickory wood, hence his nickname. Jackson was also a very strict officer and would even threaten his troops with artillery bombardment had they deserted.
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- Battle will be a 10 v 10 engagement in an abandoned modern facility with plenty of space and cover for a long or close range engagement. Majority of Washington and Jackson's troops will be armed with muskets while one man will be armed with a rifle. Washington will have his Continental Army while Jackson will have the United States Army.
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George Washington lifts himself off the ground in a confused and bewildered state as he begins to examine the new environment he and his men had been transferred to. He examined the decaying walls around himself as his men let out confused murmurs and annoyed grunts around him, their shadows bouncing off and around the walls as what little light illuminated them. After his troops had settled into this new environment after several minutes, the general proclaimed "I believe we have found ourselves in a strange and foreboding realm, gentlemen. But show no fear, we shall escape whatever clutches this place may hold on us." He said, staring around at the men who begrudgingly accepted what he had said, showing it with the simple nods of their heads "We must be ready, an Englishmen could easily be around the corner, gentlemen." He continued as his soldiers nodded along once more, their eyes piercing into the form of General Washington.
"Let us move." he said finally, his troops moving into formation as they soon walked along side the general of the Continental Army through the desolate and abandoned halls of wherever they had been taken to, their eyes scanning every wall and corner around them. The large massed formation and General Washington stopped as they gazed upon a large door having read "DO NOT ENTER. TROLLS INSIDE.", the men had looked with wonder at the door and its message while confusion also plastered their faces at the same time. Washington turned to his troops, to answer their unspoken queries "We shall not enter this marked door. While trolls are merely a tall tale, it would be simply blasphemous for a man to put something like this as a mere humorous act. It is far more likely that this a warning, thus we must keep moving." Washington had finished his minor speech, his troops begrudgingly accepting what he had said, causing the formation and it's leader to trek onward.
"Those English bastards are somewhere here! We're going find them and send them packing! And if ANY of you attempt to leave my command I will have you shot!" Andrew Jackson shouted at the top of his lungs as he marched alongside his own men, staring at them ferociously as their feet impacted the ground with thundering claps eminating from the boots they wore. Of course, they were in uncharted territory and naturally the men and Jackson himself were on very high alert, fingers itching to raise their rifles and pull the trigger at any moment. The men anxiously stared as they moved cautiously throughout the building they inhabited. However they would end up coming to a stop upon a peculiar sight beside themselves.
What looked to be a Hippopotamus lay on the floor, the life having been taken from it oddly enough. Jackson ordered his troops to halt as he motioned two other men to come with him as he made way towards the dead creature, crouching down and examining it as they made their way over to it. What seemed to be a hole lay in it's cranium, dried blood having leaked from it and onto the floor. Of course, Jackson and his troops had no idea what a Hippo actually was, considering they weren't scientists who actively looked into finding new animals and the fact that they Hippo hadn't been discovered yet. Either way, Jackson and his troops continued to examine the strange beast before them.
Jackson turned his head, eyeing a cracked portrait behind himself on the other wall. The portrait was of a man in a strange uniform wielding an object he could not recognize. Jackson stared at it for several moments before his trance was broken with the calling of "Sir?". Jackson stood from his spot, turning to his men "This was certainly a strange encounter, gentlemen. But fear not, this is merely a bid of trickery by the British! Do not falter in the wake of this strange scene." He said as he troops nodded at Jackson's attempt to bolster their morale. While they were certainly confused and a little frightened, the sight of Old Hickory claiming that there was nothing to fear had managed to knock away some of their previous thoughts. Thus, the march continued onwards through whatever awaited them.
Somewhere in the facility....
As the troops entered what appeared to be some sort of centre, another band of troops entered as well ahead of them some distance away. On instinct, Jackson ordered his troops to level their muskets, as the opposite troops quickly return the favor by doing the same once witnessing the action. "Identify yourselves!" Jackson shouted, staring ahead at the men who appeared to be in the uniforms worn by the Continental Army "I am General George Washington of the Continental Army! You shall return the favor by identifying yourselves!" Washington yelled over at Old Hickory, who was now baffled by what he had heard. "General Washington? He's been dead for 16 years!" Jackson retorted, staring at the men infront of him, his own getting eager to open fire. "That is untrue you liar! I am before you now, why would you believe that I was dead?" Washington spoke in a semi-repressed fury, gazing at the foes ahead of himself and his troops.
"You are not General Washington! I have had it with this British trickery!" Yelled Jackson as he had pulled his sword to the sky, raising it as his troops steadied their aim. Washington prepared to order his troops to fire at whatever troops they were facing. Both sides prepared for the incoming line of fire that was to occur.
With the roar emanating from both of their commanders, both sides opened fire. The room was filled with a thick white smoke for a moment, as three Continental Army-men and three U.S. soldiers fell to the ground, dead. . A ball soon flew past Jackson as he instinctively ducked his head down, the sharpshooter having missed with his rifle. Knowing this was quite dangerous for himself and he would sustain equal casualties if he kept the fight going in the area, Jackson swiftly ordered a tactical retreat. He and his troops darted through the door they had came through, rushing away from the centre. They had taken a sharp left, as Washington and his Continental Army were hot on their tail in full pursuit. Once they had finished dashing, Jackson's troops took a defensive position at the end of the hallway they inhabited. Jackson and his troops stared ahead, awaiting the crashing of boots from Washington's army.
Sure enough, Washington's troops turned the corner, their rifles aiming ahead at the tightly packed and crouching American troops with a blast of musket fire, smoke fogged the vision of both sides of men as two of each side fell, the wall behind Jackson cracked from the impact of the balls .
Washington looked to his troops, then pulled his sword and yelled with a fury "CHARGE!". Washington jogged ahead as his troops yelled through the hall, their voices bouncing of the walls and into the ears of the U.S. Army troops ahead of them, with a war cry of their own, Jackson and his troops charged into the fray against the Continental Army soldiers, the hammering of feet echoing. Before they even knew it, the two sides had met each other personally, and troops built on instinct and adrenaline engaged in hand-to-hand combat, tackling and bodyslamming each other into the hard floor.
An army soldier had scored a lucky hit, blindsiding the continental in front of him and proceeding to slam his head harshly into the wall beside them. The army soldier leveled his musket as the continental fell to the ground, firing into his skull . On another front, a continental soldier wrapped his hands around the throat of one of Jackson's troops, squeezing with all his might. Eventually, his fellow American fell limp from the lack of oxygen as the battle raged around them . Jackson found himself engaged with one of Washington's troops, the latter swinging the butt of his musket towards Jackson's skull. With grace, Jackson avoided the blow, swinging his sword across the side of the continental troop which caused him to yell in pain from the strike. Jackson then thrusted his sword forth, impaling the soldier through the skull . Washington rushed forwards into an American army soldier, impaling him through the gut with his Bailey sword several times before finishing him with a quick slice to the throat .
The last of the troops engaging in a fist fight struggled as Washington's sharpshooter attempted to get a bearing on a target. As he carefully took aim, his skull was punctured by a led ball, ending his life quickly and causing his limp body to hit the floor . Returning to the fist fight, the patriot had managed to grab a hold of the throat of the army soldier. He backed towards the wall, proceeding to slam the skull of the fellow he was holding into the wall several times as the U.S. Army soldier yelled in pain. With a tightened grip and a twist, an audible snap fell from the U.S. soldier, his body collapsing in a heap . However this small victory would be short lived as the patriot felt a sharp pain before his senses faded, a musket ball entering through his back. Jackson's sharpshooter walked over, examining the corpse of the man he had shot .
As he turned to Old Hickory, a blade exited his throat as he was pulled aside and casually tossed onto the floor, his life ending within seconds . Washington stood over the corpse, staring into the eyes of Jackson "You started all this needless bloodshed!" he yelled, marching towards his fellow general who had rage plastered all over his face "You've butchered all of my soldiers you savage!" he yelled as he stepped forwards towards Washington, both of their swords leveled.
The first President was also the first to strike, taking a gambled swing towards Jackson which was easily shunted aside by Jackson's greater bladework, Washington stepped forwards as he took a stab towards Jackson's abdomen, who again shunted the blade aside. The opening however gave Washington the ability to strike the distracted Jackson with his palm, sending him scattering backwards. Washington reached his long arm out, pulling the 7th President towards himself for a headbutt which one again sent him reeling once more. Washington stepped forwards in an attempt to impale Jackson through the chest, however this failed as Jackson parried the attack, unleashing his own flurry of jabs and slashes in his own crazed counterattack which Washington had much difficulty defending himself from. Jackson swung his leg out, kicking Washington backwards and causing him to stumble over the body of one of his troops which forced him to the ground.
"You can't even wield that sword in a noble fashion and you wish to duel me with it? You truly are a savage!" Jackson taunted as Washington picked himself up from the ground while Jackson wiped the blood of his mouth "Shut up you bastard!" the Virginian yelled, swinging his sword in an attempt to amputate Jackson's head from his shoulders, which was met with a quick deflection from the experienced duelist. Washington swung violently once more but was met with another deflection, which only caused Washington to try again in vain, as Jackson parried the attack. Washington shunted the sword down towards Jackson's abdomen, the latter blocking the attack quickly as he opened himself up to a ram from Washington's larger body, sending him to the floor. As he quickly picked himself up, Washington swung towards his head again, Old Hickory ducking under the attack before lifting himself completely as he struck towards Washington's side, which was met with a quick block from the first President. Jackson however used this to slam his free hand into the side of Washington's head, disorientating him and using the opening to slice Washington across the abdomen. As the rebel leader yelled in pain, Jackson swung across his throat, causing a spurt of blood to fly across the room and leak onto Washington's uniform. As the first President fell limp, he looked to the ceiling wide-eyed, before closing them as he accepted his fate .
"Barbarian!" Jackson taunted the corpse, breathing heavily as he ushered the words from his mouth. Jackson stared at the corpses that stained the floor, the sight making him feel more angered. As he stared, he heard the sound of footsteps, causing him to spin around on instinct in which he saw two men before himself. Just as Jackson began to charge the two men raised the weapons they carried and fired into him, two darts entering his body as he quickly fell to the floor, unconscious. The two men, one of them appearing to be wearing what looked like a combination of random airsoft gear and the other looking like a Modern Warfare character. The two raised palms to each other, proceeding to high-five due to their achievement. "What about the bodies?" The man clad in airsoft gear said, showing off his distinctive Bulgarian accent. "We'll do something about it later." the other replied in a heavy Dutch accent. The two walked over to Jackson, hauling him to his feet and clicking two cuffs onto his hands, proceeding to walk him out of the facility.
After exiting, the pair and the man they had captured proceeded towards a van that was painted red and black, with the words "DFederal" splayed across it. They placed Jackson in the back of the van while getting into the front seats, staring out onto the road ahead of them as they started the vehicle. "He's going to have a great time, isn't he?" The Bulgarian man said, looking over to his comrade in the driver seat. "Yes. Yes he will." The Dutchman replied, before they screeched off into the night in their van.
Winner: Andrew Jackson
Washington certainly isn't a slouch, but he simply falls too short tactically and on terms of weapons. While his musket is even with Jackson's, the kentucky is completely outclassed by the Harpers Ferry and his Bailey is no match for the longer Model 1812. Washington was a fine general, but he also lost many of his battles and made many mistakes that would cost him and the troops under him, Jackson on the other hand never lost a single battle under his command and always took an advantage when he had the ability to grasp it. To put the nail in the coffin for Washington, his lackluster skills with the sword were simply nothing for Jackson. The blade fight between the two would be an absolute curbstomp in favor of Andrew Jackson due to his years of dueling experience and the fact that he actually knew how to use a sword correctly. The only areas where Washington can even remotely take a victory are in his musket and the fact that he at least had training, but he also lacks the experience and leadership skills of Jackson. Overall, while Washington will put up a bloody fight, he simply can't take the W from Andrew Jackson.